Friday, 29 April 2016

Forgiving My Daughters Killer

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer
Author: Kate Grosmaire
ISBN: 9780718041519

This book is the journey of forgiveness the Grosmaire's travelled after their daughter was shot by her boyfriend.  I believe in forgiveness.  It is not always easy.  It often takes me a while to get over myself and take the journey.  But, would I be able to experience such a tragedy and forgive.  I cannot say it would be an easy thing.  Actually, probably impossible.

They fought the system which enabled Connor (the boy) to receive a shorter sentencing.  They told him they loved him, right from the start.  They took forgiveness as their way of coping.  Amazing story.  In this book they get to tell Ann's story.  She was a lovely girl with a loving family.  She had a father that loved her and fought for her ever after her death.  All this is told in these pages.  This book, seems to me, to be part of the healing and forgiving journey.  It is a story that needs to be told and read.  There are too many of these stories in the headlines of the papers, and the Grosmaire's are taking a stand to make things a little more right.

If there is something you need to forgive then take a look at this story.  Maybe it's worth gathering the strength to forgive.  It does not mean you need to forget, on the contrary.  Forgiveness and forgetting are two different things.  If we forget we often forget the growth we experienced.  But, we should, by grace, take the journey of forgiveness.  The only person you are often effecting is you.

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Forgiveness is possible even in impossible circumstances.

On March 28, 2010, Kate and Andy Grosmaire received two pieces of news that would change their lives forever.

The first was their worst nightmare: “Ann has been shot.”
And the second was the dumbfounding addendum: “Conor was the one who shot her.”

Their nineteen-year-old daughter had been killed by her boyfriend, a young man who had lived with the family and had come to feel like part of it.

In a beautiful, tragic test: meant to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire tells the story of her daughter's murder at the hand of her boyfriend—and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and help that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world.
Part memoir, part spiritual testimony, Forgiving My Daughter's Killer is the story of a family whose faith was put to the test and so found the capacity to do far more than they could have thought or imagined.

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